• The art in achieving goals as a leader with Bernard Jackman

  • 30/01/2024

  • 11:00

  • 12:00

  • 1

  • Online

  • Join us on 30th January for a CPD which will help you to learn the art of achieving goals as a leader. Our speaker Bernard, will outline how leaders can create a clear sense of purpose for the teams, share examples of high performing teams and help you to provide clarity for your team.

    Those who are looking to enhance their leadership skills and support their professional development, may be interested in joining Bernard and James for their expanded half day paid MasterClass on 5th March where you will learn how to build a sustainable high performance culture within your organisation, while supporting you in getting to and staying on top of being a strong leader.


    James Cluskey

    James Cluskey has spent his life in high performance. He is a former professional tennis player ranked 145 in the world. In his early career he received a scholarship to play tennis at Louisiana State University where he was ranked 3 in the US. He played Davis Cup for Ireland for 9 years and won 15 professional doubles titles including 3 ATP Challengers.

    Upon retiring from tennis James broke a Guinness World Record for the longest tennis match playing for 60 hours continuously. He wrote a book on Goal Setting called “Advantage- Lessons in Sport And Business To Achieve Your Goals.

    He also is a private tennis coach to Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island and is the founder of Give Learn a learning solution which run classes and programs in the area of human skill development. Give Learn’s clients include Airbnb, Ecovis and unicorn business Builder Ai.

    Bernard Jackman

    Bernard was born in Tullow, Co. Carlow and raised on his parents’ farm.  He attended Newbridge College in Kildare before going on to study business and Japanese at University College Dublin.

    He played rugby in school and was persuaded by Warren Gatland to turn professional.  He went on to play for Connacht, the Sale Sharks and Leinster and, internationally, for Ireland, before retiring in 2010 due to a concussion injury.  Today he remains an Ambassador for Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, whose ‘Mind Your Head’ campaign he strongly supports.

    In 2011, he published his autobiography, Blue Blood, before making the move into coaching at club level when he joined FC Grenoble on a consultancy basis. He went full-time in the 2012-2013 season and was appointed head coach at Grenoble in June 2016. He then moved to the Welsh team the Dragons for 18 months.

    Since leaving coaching behind in December 2018, he has been working as a rugby pundit and columnist whilst rapidly building his profile as a motivational speaker and high-performance consultant. Bernard maintains that when it comes to building a high-performance culture, ‘Success leaves clues’. In other words, learn from others.  Identify the key behaviours that have built a successful culture and then find ways to foster those behaviours throughout an organisation so that it becomes not just a collection of people, but a cohesive team with real clarity of purpose.  When you have buy-in from people at all levels, success is inevitable because everyone is willing to go the extra mile.

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